Cristiano Ronaldo recently picked up his fifth Ballon d’ Or and was in 418 official matches for Real Madrid no less than 422 times. The Portuguese star player of the Royal Netherlands, however, is in a moulded dip. In LaLiga he only scored four times this season. Partly due to the disappointing statistics from Ronaldo, Real Madrid’s backlog of leading Barcelona has already risen to nineteen points. Bernd Schuster, former trainer of the Spanish superpower, is convinced that Zinédine Zidane is thinking about putting Ronaldo on the bank.
Ronaldo is busy working on his worst series since 2005, when he was only once in Manchester United’s shirt. He did not score the last three league matches. Last Saturday, Ronaldo and his teammates went for their own audience with 0-1 against Villarreal. The Spanish newspapers criticised Zidane, who would all too often appear with the same players at the kick-off, while Ronaldo, according to Marca,’ makes too many incredible mistakes’.
I’m sure Zidane is thinking about putting Ronaldo on the couch, but how are you going to tell him that,”Schuster asks himself in conversation with Onda Cero. You have to start analyzing what the actual problems are. There is a lack of scoring ability. If your attack leader has scored only four times, that’s a problem. That is fundamental.
Zinédine Zidane must maintain confidence in Cristiano Ronaldo.